Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

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Dragon's Eye is an installment in the tile-matching game series initiated by Activision. Players try to remove mahjong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Different versions of the game have up to eight different tile sets, twelve patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and a layout editor for creating patterns.

In addition to the standard mode, the game also features "Dragon's Eye", a two-player Shanghai variant. Players take turns adding and removing tiles from a small field with one player attempting to remove all the tiles and the other trying to position tiles to make this impossible.


Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Shanghai layout with Mah-Jongg tiles (Advanced difficulty)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye FM Towns Rat layout with animals
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Genesis The yin-yang symbol is one of the exit animations
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Genesis Enter the Dragon

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Shanghai: Dragon's Eye" -- Japanese title
  • "Shanghai II - Drachenauge" -- German Green Pepper release title

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User Reviews

Beautiful... and surprisingly tough for the computer DOS Nowhere Girl (1582)
great for kids and adults memory Windows Deanna King (1)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
1UP! Genesis Sep 24, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2 out of 6 80
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1994 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Aug, 1994 74 out of 100 74 Genesis Jul 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jun 01, 1993 58 out of 100 58


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Custom tilesets? 2 CalaisianMindthief (5366)
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Oct 26, 2014



Some copies of Shanghai II came with a pouch containing two Chinese "Dragon's Eye" marbles for therapeutic rolling in the hand.


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    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Puzzle Game in 1991

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